Traipse through our voluminous YouTube video catalog, and you’ll notice a plethora of Young Turks rebuttals and Cenk Uygur impressions. Unflattering impressions. Unflattering impressions which might not be far off the mark. Newly uncovered writings from Mr. Uygur have revealed him to have been a misogynist swine.
From The Wrap:
“It seems like there is a sea of tits here, and I am drinking in tiny droplets. I want to dive into the whole god damn ocean,” he wrote. “Obviously, the genes of women are flawed. They are poorly designed creatures who do not want to have sex nearly as often as needed for the human race to get along peaceably and fruitfully.”
In Uygur’s defense, he wrote these things when he was but a strapping young buck (probably how he thought of himself), and thus exhibited the telltale frustrations of a youthful asshole. Who may have believed life would be as real as the porn he pleasured himself to. Only to find out not every woman he encountered wanted to screw him the way he wanted to be screwed. Ain’t reality a bitch.
But wait, there’s more. Cenk wrote some rules, this being number one:
“Women, ignore these at your peril,” he wrote. “Rule 1: There must be some serious making out by the third date. If I haven’t felt your tits by then, things are not about to last much longer. In fact, if you don’t get back on track by the fourth date, you’re done.”
These are the glowing musings Cenk thought valuable enough (and relatable enough) to share all over the internet. Like some form of herpes.
He’s excusing such wanton beliefs with “but I was different back then.” I’ll allow just a little bit of wiggle room there. Most of us do and say things at 19 we look back upon with shame. Or at least, regret. Maybe not to the level of Cenk’s misogyny, but I’ll allow some leeway.
Except Cenk is blaming being “conservative” for his piggy ways:
“If someone said that today, I would heavily criticize them on the show and rightfully so, and I have. I’ve criticized myself over the years,” he added. “I had not yet matured and I was still a conservative who thought that stuff was politically incorrect and edgy. When you read it now, it looks really, honestly, ugly. And it’s very uncomfortable to read.”
If I’ve learned anything over the past few months from the Weinstein Effect, it’s that left-leaning men who proclaim to be “feminists” are wolves in fashionable merino wool. All Cenk did with “but I was conservative” is assert he’s on the right path now. That path being “a good liberal who loves women.” Based on the recent rash of “feminst” men being accused of groping, harassing, and raping, maybe this wasn’t the best tact.
Rather than apologize and take responsibility wholesale, Cenk is washing his hands of his wrong think by blaming an ideology. So he can step back and point with his greasy fingers, yelling: “See, it wasn’t me. It was the conservatism possessing me like a demon! That’s why I objectified women! Conservatism is sexist BULLSHIT!”
Nice try, greased fry.